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Vegan pear tarts

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Credits: © Ph. Veronica Lavenia – The Wolf Post

Vegan pear tarts, with pears and cinnamon jam is a very delicate dessert, with a refined taste, ideal not only for breakfast or snack but also as a dessert, if paired with a good Italian dessert wine such as Marsala or Passito di Pantelleria.

A delicious olive oil shortcrust pastry, prepared with unrefined ingredients, is enhanced by a pear jam made special by the combination of cocoa and cinnamon.

Vegan pear tarts: Ingredients

Make 4/6

150 ml (5 fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil or 200 ml (7 fl oz) organic cold pressed sunflower oil

50 ml (2 fl oz) almond milk, unsweetened

80 g (2 oz) raw coconut sugar

300 g (11 oz) oat flour

100 g (3½ fl oz) cornstarch-cornflour

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of sea salt

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

For the jam:

15 organic ripe pears

150 g (5 oz) raw coconut sugar

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Vegan pear tarts: Method

  1. In a bowl, emulsify the almond oil and milk with the sugar.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa and mix until it forms a soft but compact dough. Form a ball and put aside.
  3. Wash cut the pears (leave the peel since they are organic).
  4. In a saucepan with high sides, pour the pears, add the sugar, the cocoa, cinnamon and cook until you get a creamy mixture. Let it rest in the fridge.
  5. Roll out the pastry and cut it into rounds a little bigger than the tins.  Line each tin with a disc of pastry. Prick the pastry bases and cover them with the pear jam.
  6. Bake, in preheated oven, at 180° (350°F/Gas 4) for 25 minutes.

© Ph. Veronica Lavenia – The Wolf Post

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, magazine contributor, some of my works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; and "Chickpea", among others.
Foodpreneur, founder of @laveniasicilianchocolate